Getting Injectables for the First Time? Here Are 5 Things You Must Know

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Cosmetic injections are increasingly popular these days with more and more people looking for smooth skin without having to undergo surgery. Injectables provide an easy, quick, and effective option for patients wanting younger looking skin. If you are considering injectables for the first time, here are five things to keep in mind.

  1. Know Your injectables. It's important to understand that different fillers and injections work on different problem areas and give you different kinds of results. Botox helps by blocking the muscular nerve signals to eliminate signs of aging like crow’s feet, wrinkles, and frown lines. Hyaluronic acid fillers help by restoring volume and moisture to your skin. Other injectable gels, such as Juvéderm, work on eliminating the fine lines around your mouth and nose.
  2. Choose Your Surgeon Wisely. Once you have researched the different injectables, you must look for the right surgeon for the treatment. In addition to board certification, you should also check if the surgeon has enough experience with injectables. Ask for before and after photographs of previous patients since this will give you a real assessment of the treatment and results.
  3. It is Not a One-Time Treatment. You need to realize that your results are not permanent from injectables and they will eventually wear off. Depending on the kind of injectable you chose, the effects of the treatment will last from three months to three years. In order to maintain your youthful appearance, you will have to go back for a follow up treatment.
  4. Follow Your Surgeon’s Instructions. To achieve optimum results from your treatment, you must ensure that you follow your surgeons instructions carefully. You will be advised to avoid Aspirin for a few days before your procedure. You will also be instructed not to scratch or rub the treated areas, since this will greatly affect your results.
  5. Prepare for Recovery Time. Some patients have experienced slight swelling and bruising right after their treatment, so it's advisable not to plan anything for a few days following your procedure. You must give yourself seven to 10 days to fully recover and the filler can completely set in.

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Washington DC Plastic Surgeon